Texas Friends, started on Etsy in 2010, in the promotions forums. Texas Friends is not limited to current Texas residents. Past, present and future Texans are welcome and encouraged to join us. The only real rules of our group is to promote friendly, The Texas Way and be respectful to all who participate. If you are a Texan... Want to be one...or wish you were one; then you've come to the right place. 3 Cheers for the Lone Star State!
We at My Texas Friends are ramping up the Promoting fun by starting our first Promo Swap. You will notice a poll on the left sidebar of this page and we hope that everyone will vote yes or no.
My Texas Friend Promo Swap Leader, Corkycrafts, is heading up this opportunity for everyone who participates in the My Texas Friends Forum Thread.
For those of you who have not read her post explaining the Promo Swap and how it works, here it is:
More information about swap/promo -
The promo swap is easy – people send a sample item you wish to help promote your shop. You can send coupons, fliers, for example if you make beads - small bag w/1 bead enclosed w/your business card, lots of ideas to help promote your shop. When I participated the cost was $7.00 for shipping. Everybody paid to 1 person via paypal (best promo than purchasing an Etsy showcase) These items will be put into packets and redistributed to those that contributed. When I participated I had a nice assortment of items that contained that had yarn samples, gift tags, pins, buttons, scrubbies, business card magnets, coupons, when I participated it was great exposure to my shop plus also promoted sales.
If anybody is interested in participating check out the poll.
Yes My Texas Friends, it's time to start scheduling our Meet and Greet Series again.
Those who have seen them before, every so often we'll feature someone who posts in the My Texas Friends forum threads located in the Etsy Forums. We do not want to leave Anybody out this year.
Here is how it works- We post your Etsy Mini here on the blog along with some information from your Etsy profile and anything else you would like for our readers to know.. like if you are having a sale during the time your feature is running, or if you do custom work, appearing at any craft shows, etc.
This will be a first come first served buffet line. Please either leave a comment here or in our monthly thread or as a third option, contact me via Etsy Conversation aka "convo" so I can add you to the schedule.
2011 is going to be an outstanding year for My Texas Friends!
Any and all help is greatly appreciated. I started the My Texas Friends as a Promo Thread and it has turned into so much more.
Contact me or visit our monthly Promo thread to discuss what you, My Texas Friends, want this group to be.
As our readers and the participants of My Texas Friends on the Etsy forums know, this is a blog series showcasing the gifts and talents of one of the most unique threads on the forums. This time we are meeting and greeting OutNumberedNovelties:
This is such a fun series. If you have been keeping up with the blog then you know that My Texas Friends is a very active thread in the Promotions Section of the Etsy forums.
Each month we start a new thread and meet new friends. "If you are a Texan... Want to be one...or wish you were one; then you've come to the right place. 3 Cheers for the Lone Star State! Join us for a month of great fun and lots of great promotions.
This thread is as wide as the State of Texas itself to anyone who is currently living in Texas, has ever lived in Texas, has ever visited Texas or likes Texas.
Promote Friendly, The Texas Way."
So without further ado, let's meet and greet our new friend, austinleighdesigns Shop Announcement Labradorite, coral, agate, quartz , jasper, carnelian, prehnite turquoise, copper,silver and gold vermeil necklaces, bracelets and earrings for women for everyday style to formal evening wear. I make customized jewelry, so if you like a particular style and don't see the color of stone that you want, let's talk. I consider each stone for its beauty and what it brings to the owner. I love seeing a design emerge from the stones that I hold in my hand. All of my handwired or hand strung jewelry is handcrafted from the finest quality materials and made to last. Most of my materials consist of genuine Swarovski Crystals™, precious and semi-precious stones with sterling silver (92.5% pure silver), fine silver (99.9% pure silver), 24k gold vermeil (24k gold over sterling silver) and goldfill findings.Each piece of jewelry is unique and one of a kind. I use sterling silver unless noted in the item description that it is silver plated.
I add something new every day so bookmark my shop or follow me on my facebook fan page
I have been an artist all my life. Over the years I have dabbled in numerous mediums. Currently my love is semi precious stones and minerals of the earth. When I travel I always manage to find beautiful stones to remind me of where I have been. Many of these stones are featured in my designs.
In this installment we are meeting and Greeting EDCCOLLECTIVE
In the shop's own announcement you will see; At EDCCollective, you will find eclectic choices ranging from handcrafted and vintage jewelry and accessories to photographic art, note cards, bookmarks and home decor. If you love flying pigs, check out my other shopEclecticSkeptic.etsy.com. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy browsing and contact us with any questions you may have. Some of the answers may be in EDC's shop policies and profile, so please see them for more details.
This is what you will see if you browse the profile/bio of this shop
EDCCollective carries an eclectic mix of items. Browse for handcrafted and vintage jewelry and accessories as well as photographic art and home decor.
EDCCollective began as a family of artisans/craft persons/collectors. My mom, our main collector passed away in Nov. of '09. So while the mix of items listed may change some, I will continue to offer quality hand crafted items as well as some vintage collectibles.
EDC's jewelry contains an eclectic range of materials including gemstones, crystal, glass, brass, vintage beads, wood, freshwater pearls, and feathers. A wide range of styles can be found and custom work is encouraged. My pieces contain either new or vintage components chosen for their individual beauty and combined appeal. While the majority of my listed pieces are silver or gold plated, I'd be happy to work with you to create a piece for you using sterling, GF, 14K gold or even leather. Please be sure to check out my unique product, "No-Hole" Gathering Pins.
Photographic art of nature in all its original splendor or digitally altered for a totally new look are also found in my offerings. These images are available, matted, in a variety of sizes for your wall as well as on note cards and bookmarks. Custom work is also available in this area.
Additional home decor items include pieces made from tree parts, otherwise destined for the landfill. These items include vases and candle holders.
EDCCollective is a branch of EclecticDesignChoices (EDC). Find EDC at eclecticdesignchoices.com , on Facebook, http://www.tinyurl.com/EDCFacebook , or our photo gallery at http://flickr.com/photos/eclecticdesignchoices/. If you see something there that you like that is available, we can list it on Etsy for you. If you see something that is no longer available or something from our sold section, http://www.etsy.com/shop_sold.php?user_id=6886983 , that you like, contact us to see if we can do an Etsy custom listing for you. You can also read about the EDC custom design process, garden tips and more on my blog, http://eclecticdesignchoices.blogspot.com .
If you like the phrase, "When pigs fly..", please check out my other shop,eclecticskeptic.etsy.com , for whimsical flying pig items.
EDC is a proud member of the Eclectic Artisans Team (EART) and the Etsy Texas Crafters Team (ETC).
EART's team shop -- eclecticartisansteam.etsy.com . Search tags with EART TEAM to see all member tagged items or add tags to EART TEAM descriptive of what you are looking for in order to narrow your search.
ETC's team shop -- etsytexascrafters.etsy.com. Search tags with teametsytx plus descriptive tags of what you are looking for to find member's merchandise.
As stated in the initial blog post, My Texas Friends started as a promotions Topic on the Etsy Forums. This forum is open to all current, former and future Texas residents and anyone who is a Texan at heart. Let's get the meet and greet started, with MarasFabric.
Welcome to Maras Fabric! We specialize in precut top quality quilting squares. Our quilt squares come from Red Rooster Fabrics, P&B Textiles, Westminister, RJR, SSI, Blank Quilting, Michael Miller, Fabric Freedom, Springs Global, Fabric Traditions, General Fabrics, etc.
We are conitnually putting up new sets so if you don't see what you like come back and check in with us again later.
We appreciate you taking a peak at our quilt shop.
I hope you will grace this shop with a visit or few, she has wonderful items.
My Texas Friends, started on Etsy, in the promotions forums. Many of the participants are members of official teams and many are not. My Texas Friends is not limited to any team affiliations. The only real rules of our group is to promote friendly, The Texas Way and be respectful to all who participate.
As the description under the banner says... If you are a Texan... Want to be one...or wish you were one; then you've come to the right place. 3 Cheers for the Lone Star State!
This group is as wide as the State of Texas itself to anyone who is currently living in Texas, has ever lived in Texas, has ever visited Texas or likes Texas.
Promote Friendly, The Texas Way.
Join old friends and make new ones.
If you would like to catch up on the forum threads, here they are, but note, that the September thread is the active one.